From April 4, 2010
With the sun finally emerging from behind the winter clouds,
I was excited to see all the families outside riding bikes, walking their dogs,
and just enjoying the beautiful weather this past weekend. Spring brings out the
warmth and colors as everything comes to life. I want to share some thoughts
about how to refocus yourselves and your children to the great outdoors.
For those of you reading this who live in warm climates, you
don’t quite understand the nature of winter hibernation.
From September 24, 2009
Now that school has begun and Labor Day has
passed, parents are full swing into fall sports with their children. This is a
great time to put sports into proper perspective. For the sake of this blog, I
am writing about kids and team sports. I am also categorizing the different
levels of sports involvement for children in the following manner: new learner,
casual player and competitive level.
New Learner: Many
children begin their team sport involvement around age 4 or 5 when community
park district leagues are introduced to this age group.